PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Dog lovers will be able to bone up on their human-canine running skills this weekend in Peekskill.
The first-ever “Mutts on the Mountain” race is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Blue Mountain Reservation.
Sponsoring the event -- the only timed trail race in the tristate area that permits people to run with their furry friends -- is the Westchester Parks Foundation.
The 5K race includes 3.1 miles of trails to conquer. It features steep climbs, water crossings, rock scrambles and nearly 500 feet of elevation gain.
Check-in is at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9:30 a.m.
The Lazy Dog Fun Run is perfect for humans who tire easily as well as small and older dogs who can’t quite handle the other course’s “ruff” terrain.
This 1-mile romp includes scattered obstacles and a great view of the lake. Check in at 8 a.m. and hit the course at 9:45 a.m.
Registration for the 5K is $60 for each human-canine pair; for the Lazy Dog run, the entry fee is $30.
T-shirts and doggie bandannas will be provided to all race participants.
Watching the race is free.
There will be a carnival nearby the start and finish lines that features a dog park, food and drinks, a marketplace and fun demonstrations for both humans and canines.